Tied by William Lovelace
Hook: Mustad 90240 #6
Thread: Black Monocord
Tail: Deer Hair
Body: Small Black Chenille
Spade comes from the bench of Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.
Bill's notes: "This fly is based on the original Spade created in 1964 by Washington Outdoor Writer Bob Arnold profiled in Trey Combs’ Book Steelhead Fly Fishing. An effective fly that has spawned numerous variations including Alec Jackson’s series tied with style, fancier materials, custom hooks and his Yorkshire humor and fine storytelling."
You can see many more flies tied by Bill on his page on this site - William Lovelace Flies.